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Privacy Policy

  1. About this Privacy Policy
  • At Cuculus, we take privacy seriously and comply with all applicable laws and regulations when handling your personal information.
  • This privacy policy informs you about how Cuculus processes your personal data you provide to us or results from your visit to our website(s).
  • It also describes your data protection rights, including the right to object to any part of the processing that Cuculus carries out. For more information about your rights and how you can exercise them, please see the section “Your rights”.
  • In case you send us an application for a job, this Privacy Policy and our special Privacy Policy for applicants are applicable in parallel.
  1. Responsibilty

The responsible party for the processing of personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 (7) GDPR is the Cuculus GmbH.
How to contact the data protection officer:

By email: data-protection@cuculus.net
By mail:

Cuculus GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Anger 63
99084 Erfurt

  1. Data Collection

We collect and process the following categories of personal data, if applicable:

  • Any information you actively provide us with, for example:
    • Your E-Mail address,
    • Your phone number,
    • Other contact information,
    • Personal information you provide us via contacting Cuculus (e-mail, phone calls, fax etc.),
    • Any other information you provide us with.
  • Information we might gather via visiting your profile(s) on professional networks such as LinkedIn and XING.
  • Depending on your consent to cookies, information which is automatically gathered by internet browsers, depending on your browser:
    • IP address
    • Geographical location
    • Operating system
    • Smartphone or PC
    • Other information, depending on your browser
    • Data gathered by Google Analytics:
      • Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
      • Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
      • Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
      • You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
      • By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner and for the purpose described above.
      • The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. GDPR.
  1. Cookies and Right of Objection for Direct Advertising

On some of our pages we use so-called “session cookies” to make it easier for you to use our websites. These are small text files that are only stored on your hard drive for the duration of your visit to our website and are deleted when you close your browser, depending on the settings of your browser program. These cookies do not retrieve any information about you stored on your hard drive and do not affect your PC or your files. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you when cookies are sent.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. GDPR, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR, respectively according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e. GDPR.
Further resources regarding objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes:

  1. Nature and Purposes of the processing of Personal Data

Your personal data will be processed exclusively for the following purposes:

  • Contacting you via the means of contact provided by you to:
    • provide you with general marketing material, limited to our field of business,
    • inform you about our products, featured projects, trade fairs we participate,
    • provide you with Charity-related news which are related to us,
    • Non-marketing information, limited to our field of business, such as news in the energy and water supply business, e.g. information related to utilities.
  • Playing out personalized product and service offers on our site and on third-party sites, retargeting and for measuring the effectiveness of our campaigns. For this purpose, we use cookies from advertising partners (third-party providers).
  • For collaborations with selected partners to show you personalized content that matches your interests or to evaluate, track, and bill joint campaigns.
  1. Transfers to Third Countries

In the case of processing outside the European Union and/or the European Economic Area, the processing is also based either on a legal authorization (for the performance of a contract or payment), on the consent of the data subject, on a legal obligation which has come into force, or to protect the legitimate interests of the data subject, insofar as these are based on law. In this case, the processing will only take place in third countries with a recognized level of data protection. A recognized level of data protection follows the standard protection clauses of the EU Commission based on contractual obligations.

Note on data transfer to the USA: By accepting the respective purposes and providers, you also consent in accordance with Art. 49 (1) lit. a GDPR that your data may be processed in the USA. This is assessed by the ECJ as a country with an insufficient level of data protection according to EU standards. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be processed by authorities, for control or monitoring purposes, possibly also without the possibility of legal redress.

  1. Protection of Your Personal Data

In order to protect your personal data, we use implemented processes that allow only a minimal group of people who are trained in handling personal data access to your personal information. These processes are subject to monitoring by means of technological solutions, which also regulate and keep track of the restricted access to your personal data. Since we have no influence on the transmission path by which your personal data is transferred to us, you are welcome to send your data by post or telephone in addition to the electronic method. In principle, the electronic transmission is carried out using currently valid TLS standards. Transmission to Third Parties

In the case of the transmission of information to other persons and companies in the context of our processing, this process is based either on a legal authorization (for the performance of a contract or payment), an existing consent of the person concerned, a legal obligation coming into force, or to protect legitimate interests of our part, insofar as these are based on legal grounds.

  1. Your Rights

Right to information

  • You have the right to information about the personal data stored about you in our company (Art. 15 GDPR).

Right of rectification or erasure

  • If your personal data is not correct, you can have it corrected or completed by us (Art. 16 GDPR).

  • You can also request the deletion of your data under certain conditions (Art. 17 GDPR).

Right to restriction of processing

  • Under certain circumstances (Art. 18 GDPR), you may request the restriction of the processing of your data, e.g. if the accuracy of your data is disputed and should be verified by us.

Right to data portability

  • Under certain conditions (Art. 20 GDPR), your data will be provided to you upon request in a structured, common and machine-readable format.

Right to object to processing

  • You can object to the processing of your data on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art 21 GDPR).

To exercise these rights, please contact the data protection officer.

In addition, you have the right to complain to the supervisory authority at any time.